Colin carried this recently back from London and it was in stonkingly good form. The spirit is like high quality cognac and there are red fruit notes. Some tertiary root vegetable notes play gently in the background and there are notes of raisins and chocolate. It is so fresh and ethereal and quite simply a delightful Port pretty damn close to its apogee.
had 3 bt of this great port this is the greatest taylor ever made bar maybe the 1912 but iv never had that iv had it scoring 100/100 100/100 and 98/100 at best its very great buy this before u pop off ha
Taylor Vintage Port Vertical (Los Angeles, California): Medium-deep color, a shade of mahogany-tawny. Cola, exotic spices, buttery caramel, with a touch of heat and volatility. A little simple, but showing superb balance, very easy drinking. Hunter & Oliver bottling, base neck fill, 3.5 hours in decanter.
A Wine Dinner (In The Silo at Ruth's Chris, Madison, Wisconsin): Very deep in color, though looking a little brown throughout. Generous but simple and advanced nose showing vanilla, root beer, and caramel. Similar palate, with only faint signs of red fruit and a generally raisiny and slightly prunish character. Persistent heat thinned the overall impression. A pleasant enough bottle, not devoid of pedigree, but not a great showing. UK bottled by Christopher & Co., base neck, nice cork and overall condition, with an old but probably non-original generic foil capsule. This benefitted from 4 hours in the decanter to gain weight and shed some spirit, but stopped improving after that.
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